Consultant - Research and Evaluation - Tenders Global

Consultant – Research and Evaluation

Energy Saving Trust

Closing Date: 5 October 2022

Issue Date: 14 September 2022

Position Ref: KJ 951
Location: Flexible – home-based, blended or fully office working (from
Edinburgh, London, Cardiff)

Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation working to address the climate

Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy
efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate
emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.

At Energy Saving Trust we don’t just offer jobs – we offer careers. For our people, being part
of the effort to address the climate emergency makes working for us truly meaningful and

As well as investing in our mission, we invest in our people and culture. We’re committed to
creating an engaging, supportive and inclusive workplace for all and providing opportunities
for development, training and growth. We also provide a range of benefits such as flexible
working, an employee assistance programme and a wellbeing allowance. Please see our careers page for more information
on why Energy Saving Trust is a great place to work.

The team

  • The insight & evaluation team is integral to the data, research and content the Energy
    Saving Trust produces. The work the team does is hugely varied from calculating the savings
    that can be achieved through making energy efficiency changes, to modelling the impact of new
    technologies to providing content for energy efficiency training to researching consumers
    attitudes towards government policy and assessing the impact that programmes deliver.
  • The team work individually on projects but also work closely together sharing ideas and
    working through complex problems or scenarios ensuring that knowledge sharing, and knowledge
    development is at the forefront of everything we do.
  • Working within the team and at the Energy Saving Trust more broadly will allow you to use
    your experience and skills, whilst improving your knowledge and having the space and
    opportunity to grow within a friendly, supportive team.

The role 

The consultant role sits within Energy Saving Trust’s Insight and Evaluation team, reporting
into a Senior Consultant – Research and Evaluation. In this role you have the opportunity to
collate and analyse data to inform policy recommendations in line with our mission to address
the climate emergency. You will have a chance to work with a team with more than 20+ years of
experience of research and evaluation. With an expanding area of work, this is an opportunity
to join a fast-paced team to use existing skills and develop new knowledge working on varied
evaluation and research projects.

What you’ll do 

With experience of research and evaluation techniques, you will support the delivery of
projects to provide evidence to identify and quantify emission savings and recommendations for
programme improvements. You will conduct primary research including qualitative telephone
interviews, facilitate focus groups and administer online surveys. You will be involved in
secondary data collection, as well as conducting analysis of both qualitative and quantitative
data. Using this analysis, you will prepare reports for internal and external purposes.

Your ability to plan and prioritise work is essential in this busy environment, along with
demonstrated effective communication skills enabling you to deliver a high standard of customer
service to people at different levels.

What you’ll bring 

  • Understanding of research and evaluation techniques.
  • Experience of conducting telephone interviews and focus group moderation.
  • Experience of managing projects.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with people at different levels and

This is a permanent position. Our standard weekly hours are 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday. There
is potential for this role to be part-time.

We are open to flexible working locations (within the UK) and as standard we offer all
contracts on blended (home and office-based) working.

For more information, please see job description on our website.

Applications close 5pm on 5 October 2022. Interviews are intended to be held
w/c 10 October 2022.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. In your cover letter
please explain how you meet the essential areas in the job description. Please state the job
reference you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without a covering
letter will not be considered.

If you think you may need additional support or adjustments made to any part of
the application/recruitment process, please get in touch with
[email protected].

The majority of our people are working from home but have access to our office locations –
Edinburgh, London, Cardiff and Belfast. We will we be happy to discuss this and our blended
working model at the interview stage with you.

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this
post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace

To address the urgent challenges posed by the climate emergency, we need a diversity of people,
experiences and ideas. We strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and
with different identities and experiences to apply for roles with Energy Saving Trust. If there
is anything we can do to support you in applying, please get in touch with us at [email protected]. Please note that we will always
ensure that a fair recruitment process is followed for all candidates and appointments will be
made based on merit.

Find out more about our
commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

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